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with the temperatus comg up to near 40 decks, this will likely change to rain this weekend. we'll break down the cold that is out there now as the "eyeopener" continues. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: president obama reining in guns. the steps he's taking today without congress. randy: paying more to take the "t." the higher costs looming for commuters. trump: isn't this more fun than a regular, boring rally? randy: donald trump firing up a crowd in lowell. his jab at washington and the person he praised. on the eye for this tuesday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: also on the eye this morning. mistakes that could derail your fitness resolutions. the bad move you could be making right when you wake up. good morning. thank you for joining us.
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cindy fitzgibbon. cold today, cindy. brutally cold. cindy: it is. the last time we were below nine degrees in boston was last hour and then we dropped to eight. you have to go back to february 24 to find a morning that was as cold as it is right now in boston. the skies are clear but notice the wind. it is still active out of the northwest at 12. so that is making it feel like it is below zero. wind chills running as cold as 12, 13 below out in worcester county. it feels like it's below zero on the north shore. notice the south shore down to the cape it feels like it's in the single dij its above zero right now. we'll hang on these wind chill sub zero through 7:00 or 8:00 this morning. notice they only creep up into the afternoon. the wind chill is going to get no higher than the teens as we get into the afternoon. actual temperature, as you saw, eight in boston but three in worcester. we do have some 20's on the cape. that is also where we've got clouds and a little bit of this ocean-effect snow that is still lingering here. it is most intense in this band just south of plymouth right on
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you can see some of that darker blue showing up around hyannis as well. i iks spect reduced visibility down this way in some of these persistent bands through about 10:00 this morning. then as we get closer to lunchtime, the intensity waynes here and these will eventually wind down this afternoon but a winter weather advisory up until 10:00 a.m. watch for slipper erodes and reduced visibility in some of those snow bands. little additional accumulation here. the sun will be out but it's only in the 20's so a cold one on the way. let's get you out to the roads right now. we have clear skies outside of that snow in southeastern massachusetts this morning. olessa: absolutely. you're going to need to warm up cars this morning. it is cold. a live look outside. the expressway looking good so far. here's a check by the gas tank northbound head to go the top of the screen. a little bit of overnight construction still in place for another couple of minutes as you travel 93 south at the zakim bridge. then also once again expressway northbound by the south bay mall. some more construction cleared away as you travel northbound 24 and no issues here along the pike or route 9. some roadwork picking up 128 north by route 9. no problems traveling north of
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the bus s are starting the morning on schedule. randy, emily. emily: thank you. right now president obama is preparing to take new action on gun control. randy: and boston's mayor will be front and center for this controversial announcement. the eyeopener's erika tarantal is here with what we can expect to hear today. erika: good morning again. boston's mayor will be in washington today as the president announces that executive action aimed at curbing gun violence. that includes expanding background checks to deal with the so-called gun show loophole with more checks at shows and online. the f.b.i. would hire more than 200 examiners to process those checks. the white house also plans to ask congress for $500 million to improve mental health care. boston mayor marty walsh, frustrated by the scars gun violence has left on the city, tweeted the country cannot wait for congress to act. anticipation of this announcement is already fueling gun sales. this north attleboro gun shop owner says gun control is a delicate balance of freedom and safety. >> it's an infringement on our
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and age things are really getting out of hand with this terrorism stuff. erika: meantime, many republicans are already attacking what they call dangerous executive overreach. the president's announcement is at 11:40 this morning. you can watch it right here on newscenter 5 and streaming live on wcvb.com and our mobile news apps. randy: right now there is some cleaning up to do after a water main break in south boston. this is video in overnight from the area of "h" and east 5th streets. the water is off, but you can see there was definitely damage done to the roadway. emily: right now the mbta is considering two options to spike fares for everyone who rides the rails. one as high as 10%. the eyeopener's doug meehan is live in at the jfk-umass station to break down what we know this morning. doug? doug: good morning, emily. no matter how you slice it, if you ride the "t" to and from work, you're going to be paying
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here are the numbers. one proposal calls for a system-wide hike on average of 6.7 percent; the other, an average of 9.8 percent. but the big story here is the price of monthly passes. under the first option, bus and subway passes would spike $7.50. the more severe option means a $9.50 jump. all of this is designed to reduce the mbta's projected $242 million operating deficit. reduce -- not close. the proposed fare hikes come as many who take the "t" every day continue to complain about service interruptions. the state's transportation secretary says the goal here is to improve service, and they're looking at other options in addition to fare hikes. the next step for the proposals is a series of public hearings. don't expect to see any rate hikes until sometime in july.
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station. doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: right now police are investigating after a man was hit by a car in malden. it happened last night at the corner of albion and salem streets. the driver did stay at the scene and has not been charged. the victim was taken to the hospital. no word on his condition at this hour. randy: six minutes after 5:00. commitment 2016. and it will be very crowded on the campaign trail in new hampshire today. chris christie, marco rubio, donald trump, carly fiorina, john kasich, and jeb bush all stumping for votes in the granite state. the new hampshire primary is now just over a month away. donald trump will hold a rally firing up a capacity crowd in lowell. inside and outside the tsongas center. outside the event, hundreds demonstrated protesting trump's proposal to ban muslims from entering the united states. inside the arena, trump promised to have mexico pay to build a wall that would stem the flow of illegal immigrants. he also launched attacks against
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policies in iran. trump: people are tired and they're sick of the stupidity that we're seeing coming out of washington. randy: even tom brady made it into trump's speech. he raved about the quarterback after he spotted a supporter wearing this t-shirt with trump and brady on it together. emily: hillary clinton is in iowa today. and her husband is preparing to join her on the campaign trail. the former president spoke to a packed house at exeter town hall in new hampshire last night. that came after earlier stops in nashua and manchester, his first on behalf of his wife. clinton says broad-based prosperity is one of the major challenges facing the country and the next president. clinton: if everyone has a job and something to look forward to in the morning, it reduces the tensions and increases the hope in a country. emily: hillary clinton started a
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iowa yesterday. randy: right now a worcester man is being held without bail charged with beating his girlfriend's three-year-old son. the child hurt so badly he needed surgery. police say it happened on december 30 or 31. 23-year-old johnny sanchez will be back in court on friday for a dangerousness hearing. a west bridgewater cemetery that was the target of vandals wants to beef up security. more than 30 headstones were toppled last week at pleasant hill cemetery resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. some of the headstones dated back to the 1700's. our partners at "the brockton enterprise" report the caretaker of the cemetery is launching a fundraising effort to install security cameras around the site. emily: the feds may have to look elsewhere in their mission to track down whitey bulger's missing loot. that's because his longtime girlfriend is pleading guilty to contempt without making a deal to talk. catherine greig has been refusing to tell a federal grand
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the run. greig is already serving an eight-year sentence for conspiracy to harbor a fugitive and identity fraud. her twin sister margaret mccusker says she should not receive any more prison time for the plea. >> she's been in there for enough time. i mean longer than one of the guys that killed. >> you want her to come home. >> yes, i want her home where she belongs. emily: bulger is suspected of stashing millions of dollars around the world. "the boston globe" may bring in a second company to try and solve its delivery disaster. that company could split duties with a.c.i. media group which has failed to deliver thousands of papers in the past week. no decision has been made. over the weekend more than a hundred reporters and editors volunteered to deliver the sunday paper themselves. randy: right now two ranchers at the center of a stand off have turned themselves in.
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sentenced on arson charges. that's as a group supporting them, the citizens for constitutional reform, continue to control that federal land. one of the men involved says that they want authorities to look into claims local ranchers have been intimidated by the federal government. he says they want a response in five days. 5 on the opioid crisis with an especially deadly batch of heroin. emily: the dangerous drug headed deeper into the state. a scam at starbucks. what a mom caught a drive-thru employee doing. randy: and common mistakes could derail your fitness resolutions. three habits that could hurt your goals. cindy? cindy: and we are talking bitter wind chills today. sub zero through at least mid morning. but we will warm up tomorrow. the change and the messy outlook for the weekend. that's ahead. first take a look at these temperatures as you're getting ready to head out doorment single digits right now boston, worcester, nashua but it does feel like it's below zero. look at that.
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>> this is from the capuano early childhood center in somerville. good morning, "eyeopener"! randy: okay. how about that for enthusiasm. say good morning to the kids and staff at the capuano early
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now that's a wake-up call! complete with their own graphic. fancy. emily: 350 kindergarteners in there, if you're counting. see if you can top that by recording your own eyeopener wake-up call. the more the merrier. just go to the front page of wcvb.com and upload it in the u-local section of our website. olessa: the more people you can surround yourself with, the better off you are. cindy: the warmer you will. it is so cold. we're dealing with the cold everywhere. the skies are clear across a good portion of the area until you get down into plymouth county. and the cape. look at the snow from overnight. the wind was whipping. the snow that was falling was blowing around. this is ocean-effect snow so it's the wind causing the snow as this real cold air blows over the regular tively warmer waters of the atlantic. it does produce the snow. these bands set up. you know, they can pitch olt around but it looks like the band that set up that was
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plymouth county, south eastern plymouth county. from kingston to plymouth 2-2.5 inches of snow. halifax an inch. scituate about half an inch but it is still snowing down this way. so in this area here from eastern plymouth county down toward the canal here and the uppermost cape, we could see two to locally up to four inches of snow. outside of that, 1-2 inches possible on the cape. otherwise we just had a coating away from the coastline. that's over with now. we're just dealing with the cold. coldest start around here since february. the wind chills will be running below zero until 9:00 this morning. and the cold snap, although it is intense, is short lived. by tomorrow afternoon we'll be back up to around 40 degrees so hang in there. six out the door right now in beverly as well as fitchburg, bedford. worcester is three degrees. boston just eight right now. the coldest we have even since late february around here. you head south of town. we are looking at double digits here plymouth down to the cape. this is where we have that wind stirring things and producing a little bit of snow this morning.
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much higher on the outer cape and nantucket but it is creating a wind chill which is very intense this morning. seven below is what it feels like in boston. as cold as 12 and 13 below out in worcester county so this is what you need to dress for. in fact, the wind chills are sub morning. and they'll only climb to around 10 degrees by lunchtime. it will feel like it's in the teens right through the afternoon. so bundle up here. it will be a cold day ahead. you can see how clear the skies are boston north and west but it's this area confined to south eastern most massachusetts still dealing with the snow. you can see it from plymouth do bourne and falmouth. these bands may be persistent here through about 10:00 or 11:00 this morning. then they'll taper off this afternoon. but we do have that winter weather advisory for the slippery travel right through about 10:00 this morning so keep that in mind. otherwise today mostly sunny skies. it may get up into the 20's. it will feel like like it's in the teens all day long.
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20 degrees. not quite as cold as it is this morning out the door tomorrow morning. we recover though tomorrow afternoon into the lower 40's. sunshine through thursday. clouds will be increasing on friday. then we have kind of a messy set-up heading into your weekend. initially there will be some cold air in place. a's storm creeps in our direction that warmer air out ahead of it will likely lead to showers or maybe a mix early on saturday with a heavier rain likely pushing in on sunday so we'll unsettle this weekend but looking more wet than white. a lot of details to iron out. but kind of a messy set-up heading into the weekend. olessa: at least not this morning. you want to bundle up if you're head to go the trains. we're watching a problem with the trains this morning. first the expressway by the gas tank doesn't look too bad. for the commuter rail, haverill line specifically we're watching some problems. an out of service train derailed this morning. inbound haverill service is endingality lawrches. from there you can take a bus to andover. once you get to andover you'll
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get you into boston. service will operate but with delays. we'll keep you posted throughout the morning. all the overnight construction gone. 93 south at the zakim. also expressway north by the south bay mall. looking for now. 95, 24, route 3 as well. the pike is wide open. construction cleared on 128 north by route 9. no problems north of town. and the rest of the trains with the exception of that haverill line are operating on schedule. emily: olessa, thank you. right now. an urgent warning in massachusetts over this batch of heroin. it's called "hollywood heroin," a potent brand of the drug and police say it's already killed several people. the batch is ravaging western mass and quickly moving east. the worcester district attorney says five people have died from the drug in just two days. as bad as this batch is officials are quick to point out that there's no "good" heroin. >> we attach that it's a bad batch but that would indicate that there's a good batch, right? i've never seen a good batch of
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heroin kills. emily: a suspected drug dealer is being held on half-a-million dollars bail in springfield after police there seized 9,000 bags of hollywood heroin. randy: showdown at a california starbucks. an angry mom pulls up to the drive-thru to confront an employee who went on a shopping spree with her credit card info. >> you know what you did, right? >> i'm sorry. randy: the young cashier charged more than $200 in groceries after she used a high-tech new method to forge the woman's credit card. they're called skimmers and they are tough to detect. >> it's very, very difficult to prevent somebody to have one of these magnetic stripe readers which are very small and very portable. randy: that starbucks cashier has been fired. emily: a look at economic headlines. asian markets are muted this morning after plunging yesterday. on wall street stocks had the
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the dow dropped 276 points to 17,148. right now, stock futures are down. the justice department has slapped volkswagen with a lawsuit over its emissions-cheating software. the lawsuit claims v.w. illegally installed the program designed to trick federal nearly 600,000 vehicles were sold in the u.s. with the software. that could lead to billions of dollars in fines against the german automaker for clean air violations. randy: four suffolk downs employees are fighting back wynn casino in everett was dismissed. the workers claim the casino was improperly licensed by the gaming commission. the group's lawyer now wants to know what commissioners discussed behind closed doors before they voted for the wynn project in 2014 over a mohegan sun proposal at suffolk downs. last month, attorney general maura healey determined the
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if you're trying to achieve your goals this year, you may want to change some of your daily habits that could be harmful to your health. emily: don't exercise first thing in the morning. experts say exercising as soon as you wake up means you're neglecting breakfast. they suggest setting your alarm clock a bit earlier than usual to get in that all-important meal. turns out some nutritious foods aren't keeping you as healthy as you may think. studies have found "fitness" foods like energy bars can actually make you eat more and workout less. and don't browse the internet before bed. researchers says using electronics before bed can affect your sleep patterns. they suggest powering down at least an hour before you sleep. randy: and good luck. no pillow, no problem. emily: the sweatshirt making it easy to nap anywhere in eyepoppers. erika? erika: then new at 5:30, millions in overtime paid for less than 40 hours worked. the loophole lining some "t" worker's pockets. and a five-year-old boy left alone in an unlocked school van. his ordeal and the complaints
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company. and next week newscenter 5 launches two new newscasts. a fast-paced look at all the big news at 4:30 p.m. and more in-depth coverage at 7:00 p.m. it all starts on monday right
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cindy: it is 5:24 here on the
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many months around here. it is 3 in worcester. 8 degrees in boston right now. the last time it was 8 degrees in boston, february 24. that day it was 2. so colder since then. real cold stuff out the door this morning. temperatures will struggle to make it into the 20's this afternoon despite bright sunshine but the wind chills sub zero this morning. no higher than the teens this afternoon. also tracking some ocean-effect snow from plymouth down on to cape cod. winter weather advisory in effect for you through 10:00 this morning. could see an additional 1-2 randy? 5:25. remember these? there are more than 8,000 pay phones still dotting new york city streets, but they are about to become a thing of the past. they're getting replaced by wi-fi kiosks this year. the fiber optic network will offer other free services, including cell phone charging, and free calls within the u.s. the $200-million project is
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million for the city from digital ads. emily: just about 5:26 now. olessa back with this morning's eyepoppers. olessa: a runaway sheep who missed seven years of haircuts is looking fresh this morning. sheila the sheep was tracked down last week after she escaped from an australia farm. once they caught her, she was finally sheared. luscious locks. you can see the difference. sheila is now almost 50 pounds lighter than before the chop. emily: feeling fresh and wonderful. olessa: do you wish you could sleep all the time? well now there's a hoodie for that. it may look like every other hoodie, but sewn inside the hypnos hoodie is an inflatable pillow. when you want to nap, you blow into the pillow valve to inflate it. and nap wherever you want. emily: i feel like this is something that we need to purchase. olessa: i know, right. because sometimes i just want to sleep. emily: and you could. olessa: if you had an inflatable pillow, that would help.
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randy: i know. tom brady making dreams come true. the good coming out of sunday's game against the dolphins. and a key piece of evidence in the pam smart case could be released. why one man wants the murder weapon. p find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories.
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"eyeopener." randy: snow falling overnight. and bitter and dangerous cold what you'll face today and how long it lasts. doug: playing more to ride the "t." the two plans on the table right now, and the sticker shock many commuters may feel. emily: and a mom's frustration and anger. mom: i was like-- what do you mean my son was left in a car by himself? emily: the ride to school that left a little boy sobbing and alone. on the eye. emily: we're following breaking news right now in andover. an out of service commuter rail train has derailed there. that is impacting service on the haverill line. we have a crew on that way. olessa will have an update for you in just a moment. randy: good morning. thank you for joining you. i'm randy price. emily: emily riemer. olessa stepanova here as well. cindy too. the word of the day is brrr. cindy: maybe ouch. emily: we have multiple words. cindy: we're coming off the warmest december on record so
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you step outside. look at these temperatures. this is not the wind chill. these are the temperatures. down in the single digits. worcester and boston. three in was worcester right now. eight in boston. that is the coldest you've been since late february. single digits up on the north shore, southern new hampshire. you get into plymouth and on to the cape. we've got the wind and a little bit of snow keeping your temperatures in the teens and 20's. look at the wind chill though. it feels like 12 below worcester. seven below in boston. these wind chills are going to be running below zero through about 8:00 this morning and then they only creep up into the teens gradually this afternoon. so despite some sunshine, temperatures only recover into the 20's with winds making it feel like it's in the teens. the exception to all of this from plymouth down to the cape because we've got our own little snowstorm going on down here this morning. this is ocean-effect snow. it started up yesterday. it's been continuing overnight. you can see right now just south of plymouth, all the way down towards sandwich, bourne and back to wareham, got a pretty decent snow band.
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edgartown and over to hyannis up toward wellfleet and truro as well. these bands will persist for the next several hours. i think as we get toward 11:00 or 12:00, they're going to start to taper off and diminish. do watch for reduced visibility. slipper erodes in some of these snow bands. the winds pushing that snow around as well. could see an additional inch or out there. we have the road conditions down to the south causing problems. problems as well. olessa: we also have issue s with the trains this morning. the haverill line is what we're watching. an out of service train derailed early this morning. right now inbound haverill service is ending at lawrence where you can pick up a bus into andover from which then you can take a train into boston. we're going to keep you post od that situation but expect those delays for the haverill line. as far as the rest of the trains we're doing okay. on the roads not looking too bad either. volume is starting to build here. the expressway north here, you can see that volume picking up. as you travel past the gas tank. let's go to the maps and see the rest of your ride. tall overnight construction is gone. out of your way. south of town you're doing fine
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no major issues on the pike or route 9. north of town everyone getting by at the speed limit. 93 south just a little volume out of methuen. emily. emily: thank you, olessa. now to the stories we're following right now on the eye. this morning president obama will announce expanded background checks for gun purchases. he'll also ask congress for $500 million in mental health care fu one proposal calls for a system-wide hike on average of 6.7 percent; the other, an average of 9.8 percent. the hike would take effect in july. emily: right now malden police are investigating after a man was hit by a car at the corner of albion and salem streets. the driver has not been charged. no word on the victim's condition. randy: right now a dangerous mistake under investigation in cambridge. a little boy left alone on an empty school van. emily: the eyeopener's todd kazakiewich is live this morning with the demand from that boy's mother. todd? todd: emily, randy, good morning. this whole incident happened
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peabody school here in cambridge. the boy's mother says she has no idea how long he was left unattended in a school van. what she does know is that the driver was running 40 minutes late and allegedly left the van to escort another student to class. the boy's mother tells newscenter 5 somebody saw her son in the van and got help. >> the door was unlocked, and the engine wasn't on. he could have had a severe asthma attack. he's five years old. he doesn't know how to treat his asthma. todd: the school called the boy's mother nearly two hours later when he finally arrived at his school. that is maria baldwin elementary. sources tell newscenter 5 there are a number of safety complaints against dracut and wakefield-based s.p. and r. transportation. our calls to them went unanswered. the school says the district is working with the company to figure out what went wrong. the boy is expected to be okay.
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kazakiewich, wcvb newscenter 5. in the pamela smart case may soon be released. "the union leader" reports a judge may reconsider whether to return the murder weapon used to kill gregory smart. the four teenage boys convicted in the crime have all been paroled. one of those teens provided the handgun and the getaway car. now his father wants the state to give back the revolver he turned in to seabrook police back in 1990. more than 40 victims have now come forward alleging sexual abuse at a prep school in rhode island. that's according to two attorneys representing the victims. the alleged abuse happened mostly in the 70's and 80's at the st. george's school. some of those victims and the attorneys will hold a press conference today criticizing the school's own investigation, detailed in a report last month. that report only identified 26 victims. randy: new this morning. even as the mbta prepares to hike fares, new revelations about just how much the agency is spending on overtime.
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with the numbers. erika: and the "how much" is just the half of it. "the herald" reports nearly half of the money the mbta spent on overtime went to workers who weren't working full weeks. that's because of a union rule that allows employees to call out sick then pick up overtime shifts later in the week. by the numbers, the "t" paid out nearly $32 million in fiscal 2015 to staffers who worked fewer than 40 hours a week. that's about 43 percent of the agency's overtime spending. the t's chief administrator says they started working on a new leave policy over the summer to address the issue. randy, emily? randy: a bright side to the patriots' game in miami. emily: tom brady's special move off the field. and a couple banned from being foster parents because of how they discipline their kids. the punishment considered too harsh. randy: we're following breaking news this morning. commuter rail service on the haverill line is stopping at the lawrence station after an out of service train derailed in andover. buses are being provided.
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meet the new, 3rd generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. and you could get a $100 rebate from your energy company. learn more at nest.com/rebates. olessa: good morning. welcome back to the "eyeopener." watching some problems with the commuter rail. an out of service train derailed this morning near haverill. inbound haverill service is ending at lawrence where buses can take you to andover there are delays of about 30 to 40 minutes. from andover you can pick up a train into boston. we'll keep you posted throughout the morning. if you're waiting at those train platforms, bundle up, right. cindy: you've got i.
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look at all the minus signs. feels like 12 below in worcester. feels like seven below in boston. wind chills will hover below zero through mid morning and get no higher than the teens today. sunshine, temperatures in the mid 20's this afternoon. the exception down on the cape. and in the plymouth area. ocean-effect snow will persist through lunchtime. randy. randy: cindy, thank you. a new york girl badly burned in an arson is getting treatment in boston. eight-year-old safyre terry made international headlines when her christmas card wish went viral. she received more than a million cards from around the world including one from the obama family. safyre was burned over 75 percent of her body in the 2013 fire that claimed the lives of her father and three younger siblings. she'll have another procedure today. emily: sunday's pats/dolphins game was a nightmare for most fans but for one, it was a dream come true. this 13-year-old miami teen battling a rare abdominal cancer
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tom brady before the game. ernesto has been undergoing chemo so this was a big pick-me-up. brady posed for pictures with him and even gave him his hoodie. the teen got some quality time with patriots owner robert kraft. he met other pats and dolphins teammates too. that's stephen gostkowski there, and he spent some time with the dolphins cheerleaders. randy: president obama taking action against guns. the moves he's making on his own. and a car salesman kidnapped during a test drive. how he was able to escape. plus disaster avoided by inches. the conditions making for a close call. again olessa is updating you on the service issues this morning on the haverill line of the "t,"
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latte or macchiato for $1.99 after 12:00 p.m. america runs on dunkin'. randy: good morning. the eyeopener team ready with your news to go in boston and cambridge. emily: and erika is here with the gun control action the president will announce today. we're also following breaking news. a derailed train in andover causing big problems on the commuter rail's haverhill line right now. that train was not in service but there are big delays this morning. be prepared for that. first we want to get you to cindy and forecast on this brutally cold day. cindy: everybody dealing with the cold this morning. but down on the south shore, the cape and also the vineyard, it is snowing this morning. it's been snowing much. night. we're dealing with that in
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we're going to see these ocean-effect snow bands persist through late morning. through about 10:00 this morning a winter weather advisory continues from coastal plymouth county down toward the cape. we could see an additional inch or two of snow, reduced visibility and slipper erode conditions so do take it easy. you can see that snow right now is pretty confined from plymouth south ward down toward the canal. parts of the upper cape and then over to hyannis, wellfleet, truro, provincetown. you can see not really much happening right now from chatham down to nantucket and edgartown as well not seeing too much more than flurries at this point but these bands are going to be persistent. you can see they persist through mid to late morning and through about lunchtime. then thereafter they'll begin to taper off as we get into the afternoon. the winds right now are still coming from the north. they'll eventually turn northwesterly this afternoon and that will shut off the ocean-effect snow. it feelings like 12 below worcester. seven below in boston. these wind chill s are going to hover below zero through at least 8:00 or 9:00 this morning.
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no higher than the teens as we get into the afternoon. the temperatures right now are in the single digits out in worcester and in boston. eight degrees in boston right now. and notice by lunchtime, we're only coming up to around 20 degrees with temperatures in the 20's this afternoon. but again that wind is going to make it feel colder. at least we'll have the sunshine in most areas with temperatures today in the 20's but look at this tomorrow. we're sneaking up into the low 40's so this cold snap is short lived southwesterly winds will start to bring in warmer temperatures tomorrow. we're going to keep it in the lower 40's with sunshine right through thursday. i want to get you back out to the roads right now. we have that snow over the cape this morning, olessa. olessa: we're watching train problem totz the north. haverill line commuter rail customers keep in mind early morning there is a train that derailed. it was an out of service train but the inbound haverill line is ending at lawrence where buses are being provided into andover. trains are operating 30 to 40 minute delays right now and there are trains available out of andover that you can take into boston. we'll keep you posted on this situation.
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bundle up if you're at those train platforms and give cars this morning. route 1 in saugus southbound moving to the top of the screen already. let's see the rest of your ride. as you travel south 24 building volume out of brockton. 95 looks okay. expressway is about 20 braintree to boston. pike is still quiet afternoon then 93 south some volume out of methuen. more delays approaching spot pond. randy, emily many. randy: thank you. erika: president obama is taking executive action in an effort to curb gun violence. he's set to announce the details today. expect expanded background checks at gun shows and online. some 200 f.b.i. examiners would be hired to process the checks. the president also plans to ask congress to approve $500 million to improve mental health care. boston mayor marty walsh supports the move. he'll be in washington for the
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a surge in sales ahead of the action which republicans are calling a dangerous overreach. you can watch the president's remarks right here on channel 5, wcvb.com, or on our mobile app at 11:40 this morning. doug, out to you. doug: well, it might be freezing out here right now but let me tell you what. the news of a possible rate hike for t-riders will get those folks hot under the collar. he's the plan. mbta board, they're currently weighing a potential fare hike to help pay for a $242 million operating deficit. two plans are on the table. under on first one buses and subway passes could jump $7.50. the second and this one is more painful means a jump of $9.50. all of this as many who ride the "t" continue to complain about the delays and the service of operation. the state's transportation secretary says they are looking at other options in addition to the fare hike. any fare hike that may happen
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coming summer when it's a little bit warmer out. station. doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: doug, thank you. a cambridge mother is demanding answers after her five-year-old son was left alone in a school van outside the peabody school. >> i think it was a mother that saw him is what he's telling me, that a mother saw him in the car crying and went into the school and got a teacher to come out and get him. randy: the boy was left for an undetermined amount of time monday morning while the driver, who was running 40 minutes late, escorted another student into the school. the boy's mother got a call nearly two hours later when he finally arrived at his school, maria baldwin elementary. our calls to the company, s.p. and r. transportation, went unanswered. the boy is expected to be okay. emily: a man is suffering serious injuries after being hit
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hit at the corner of albion and salem streets last night. the driver did stay at the scene and has not been charged. no word on the victim's condition at this hour. considering new steps to solve a delivery disaster. received a newspaper in over a week. "the globe" is reportedly thinking of bringing in a second company to help the new west coast distributor it hired to take over home delivery. over the weekend reporters and editors volunteered to deliver the sunday paper themselves. emily: police are warning homeowners in marblehead about overnight break-ins. two homes were broken into on londonderry road saturday night into sunday morning. the people inside were asleep at the time. nobody was hurt, but the homeowners reported several items missing the next day, including electronics and prescription medications. randy: the state's highest court has ruled in support of d.c.f.'s decision to stop a couple from becoming foster parents because they spanked their children.
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they use corporal punishment on their biological children but would not spank any foster children. the magazu's said d.c.f.'s decision infringed on their constitutional religious rights. but the supreme judicial court ruled for d.c.f. saying the couples' rights are outweighed by the need to protect foster children. emily: massachusetts residents are still getting hit by last year's brutal winter. "the boston globe" reporting that homeowners are getting stuck with higher insurance bills after last year's record-setting snowfall. filings with the state's insurance division indicate that about a dozen home insurance companies are raising average rates between 4 and 10 percent. randy: a state representative in new hampshire is trying to lower the drinking age to 18. the seabrook rep. filed a bill that would allow 18- to-20-year-olds to drink anywhere as long as they were accompanied by someone over the age of 21, but they could not consumer hard liquor. he says the bill would help
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drinking irresponsibly. >> that's a long conversation. randy: republican presidential candidate ben carson gets confronted after a town hall in new york. a young attendee asked him about his stance on homosexuality. after his response, the attendee told carson off using an expletive. emily: the mother of the so-called "affluenza" teenager is expected in court today. tonya couch is charged with hindering apprehension of a felon-- her son, ethan. officials are expected to request her extradition from los angeles to her home state of texas. ethan couch remains in custody in mexico after fleeing there from charges he violated the probation he was granted after killing four people in a drunk driving crash. randy: a car salesman gets kidnapped on a test drive. two men took a dodge challenger for the test run in houston yesterday and stuffed the
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he was able to get out using an emergency latch and was attacked by the men who had a gun. police say he wrestled the gun away and the suspects took off in the car. the salesman was picked up on the highway. emily: a close call for those living in this apartment complex in oregon. a tractor-trailer lost control on an icy road and nearly slid into the building. it slipped down a hill a few hundred yards just missing a window on the first floor. nobody was hurt. the celtics snap out of a two-game losing streak against the nets in brooklyn. the c's leading by 15 after the first period last night. the celtics had five in double figures. jae crowder leading with 25 points. isaiah thomas added 19 and 7 assists. the celtics win 103-94. randy: identical triplets, addison, kensly and savannah harris were born on december 1. they had been in neonatal unit since that time and finally got to go home.
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female triplets can range from 1 in 60,000 to 1 in two million. emily: oh, my gosh. randy: they're doing well. cindy: they need to play the power ball. to take care of those three little ones. it is cold out there this morning. coldest start out the door since late last february. so you really need to bundle up. the wind chills are below zero now. they're going to stay down below zero in most areas until about 9:00 this morning and then slowly inch up this afternoon but it's a short-lived cold snap. by tomorrow afternoon, thermometers will be reading to up around 40 degrees once again. got a cold one day. right now we have single digits boston to beverly. jaffrey is just two degrees. three in worcester right now. south of town once you get down toward plymouth and the cape, this is where we've got more cloud cover and also ocean-effect snow so the temperatures aren't as cold but that wind is really howling down that way. sustained winds 20-30 miles an hour hyannis to nantucket right now. elsewhere winds 10-15 miles per
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temperatures i just showed you, look what it does to the wind chills. sub zero feels as cold as 12 degrees below right now out in the worcester area. we step forward in time here through 8:00 this morning. notice those sub zero wind chills are sticking around. by lunchtime it's only going to feel like it's in the single digits and teens much those wind chills get no higher than the teens throughout the afternoon. even though we recover into the 20's. most areas are going to be seeing mostly sunny skies. the exception here is southeastern massachusetts where we've got clouds and these ocean-effect snow bands that are persistent right now just south of plymouth down on to the upper cape. now these extend past hyannis toward wellfleet and truro as well. these may persist through mid to late morning and then once we hit lunchtime into the afternoon, they will start to wind on down. but winter weather advisory is up here. reduced visibility, slipper reroads. we could see an additional one to two inches of snow in some areas. overnight tonight teens to around 20 degrees and just like that, we push it back up into the 40's. tomorrow thursday friday clouds
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head toward the weekend we've got a messy scenario setting up as warmer air tries to lift on up with the system, we may see a mix of some rain and snow showers, maybe a little bit of ice on saturday but it looks on the lighter side. this will likely transition to a heavier rain on sunday as warmer air gets drawn in. kind of a messy weekend setting up but with temperatures close to 40 degrees it does look more wet than white. in the meantime, we've got all sorts of problems out on the roads this morning. olessa: good morning, cindy. and trains as well starting things off with the commuter rails an out of service train derailed this morning near haverill. this inbound haverill service ending at lawrence where buses are being provided from lawrence into andover and from there you can pick up a train into boston. you can spect delays of about 30 to 40 minutes because of that derailment. we'll keep you posted on that throughout the morning. the rest of the trains are doing okay. as far as the roadways we're just watching that volume. 93 south. here it is. as you travel southbound, you've got pretty heavy delays already. let's get over to the maps and check the rest of the ride. making your way south of town, that volume also building on 24 out of brockton.
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20 minutes braintree to boston. and then eastbound on the pike, still in good shape. 15 minutes 495 to 128. 93 south slow out of methuen. then once again concord street to spot pond. so far the rest of the trains once again on schedule. haverill line is 30 to 40 minute delays. randy: thank you. three minutes before the top of the hour. a mom confronting a starbucks employee. emily: the scam revealed at the and keep your fitness plans on track. the mistakes that could derail your workout regimen this year. randy: and next week newscenter 5 launches two new newscasts. a fast-paced look at all the big news at 4:30 p.m. and more
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